Thanks for the encouragement .... I just wanted the touche to get used to cycling. I did do the hill intervals so that I could challenge myself. I wasn't sure how hard core people can be in counting it as saddle time.
We have had beautiful weather here which would have been great for riding. I really miss the bike.
I think I might start up a bike rental business near big metro areas by hotels because of this LOL Do you think I have any takers???
Jim: I have a stationary bike with arm pulls! Yes..stationary bikes certainly count!! Here in upstate NY where we got frost last night and continuous rain all day..we ride inside!! Check out the 'Spin Clubs'!! They ride hundreds of miles and the 'bike' doesn't move an inch! Keep up the good work!
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I regularly mix in stationary workouts with regular riding, otherwise I wouldn't get nearly as much saddle time in. I tend to focus on hours ridden and don't worry about the mileage as it's typically just a result of how many hours you put in and what kind of riding you do. This is particularly true with mt. biking as the terrain can cause wide variation on how many miles you cover.
Be sure to throw some intervals or something in to change it up and keep from getting bored.
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Of course!! If you were at home on a trainer that would count wouldn't it? Obviously stationary bikes don't have quite the same feel as a regular bike, but cardio is cardio....if you got your heart rate up into cardio range I say it definitely counts!
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